Kashmiris renew pledge for freedom on Right to Self-Determination Day

MIRPUR: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and world over observed the Right to Self-Determination Day on Friday, with a renewed pledge to continue their liberation struggle till it reaches to its ultimate goal.

The protestors warned that the people of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) will respond to every aggressive posture against Pakistan or AJK standing shoulder to shoulder with the valiant armed forces of Pakistan for the defense of every inch of the motherland.

“The people of Jammu and Kashmir will not hesitate from giving any sacrifice for the defense of the security, stability, sovereignty and the ideological and geographical frontiers of Pakistan including AJK in case of any aggression from across the frontiers including the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir,” they said.

Amidst full-throat slogans a mammoth public rally, staged to observe Right to Self-determination also condemned the threatening tone of US President Donald Trump towards Pakistan.

The rally, participated by thousands of the people belonging to all spheres of life called upon the civilized comity of nations of the world besides the United Nations Organization (UNO) to take immediate notice of the recent non-serious and irresponsible posture of the US President Trump towards Pakistan through his recent tweet and the reported follow-up sanctions imposed against Pakistan by Washington mere to mislead the external world about American failure in long war against terrorism in Afghanistan and to appease its stooge in South Asia – India.

The right of self determination day reiterates the long cherished demand of the Kashmiris that they should be granted their birth right to decide about their destiny under the spirit of the internationally-acknowledged UN resolutions.

Kashmiris observe this day every year to invite the attention of the world especially to remind UNO to immediately move for implementation of January 5, 1949 UN resolutions on Kashmir.

New Delhi is denying the Jammu and Kashmir people of their legitimate right of self determination at the might of her over 800,000 occupying troops in occupied Jammu and Kashmir since over last 69 years.

In AJK the public rallies, special meetings and seminars in all district headquarters – besides the state’s metropolis – Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Rawalakot and other places were the hallmark of the day.

The speakers highlighted the importance of the early grant of the right of self determination to Jammu and Kashmir people.

The special session of AJK Legislative Assembly, lower house of the AJK Parliament, held in the states’ capital town was the hallmark of the Right to Self-determination to remind United Nations for early implementation of its 69 years old resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir granting Kashmiris their birth right to decide about their future through plebiscite under the auspices of the world body – the UNO.

In Mirpur, a big public rally, participated by all segments of the civil society was taken out from the district court premises under the auspices of the National Events Organizing Committee (NEOC), the joint forum comprising the organizations of all segments of the civil society.

The rally also strongly condemned the repeated violation of the LoC and the working boundary by India through the frequent incidents of the unprovoked firing. They called upon the UNO and other international community to take immediate notice of the increased aggressive designs of India in the region.